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blues magazine netherlands trouble 2018 12

Niecie - Trouble With A Capital T

Loose translation:
And now Niecie is ready for her fifth album, which was produced by The Allman Brothers Band and Gov't Mule known Johnny Neel. He can also be heard on the keyboards next to guests like guitarists Chris Anderson, Doug Jones and Joe Conley, Richard Griffin (saxophone), Joe Gross (trumpet) and Dennis Gulley (bass).

The years of experience can be heard on this album. Niecie has a voice that fits seamlessly into the list of Bonnie Bramlett, Maria Muldaur, Tracy Nelson, Angela Strehli and Lou Ann Barton. I think it's a great list!

Her fifth album opens with the old-fashioned "Jon Lord organ" sounds of Johnny Neel, who usher in the pumping blues rocker Thank God For Fools. An impressive opener with funky guitar work by Chris Anderson, who occasionally puts a lot of vultures.

In Memphis Stomp, a new dance performance is announced by means of a dirty, funky number with old-fashioned funky clavinet work. The smoothly shuffling shuffle Two Can Play That Game deals with the famous "adultery" theme with scorching hard guitar work with a light Southern rock sound. Niecie's vocals sound extremely intimate in the very atmospheric soul ballad Waiting For The Next Shoe To Drop with bluesy guitar and piano work.

After the bluesy rocker Two Sides To Every Story with his deep twangguitar we go back to the dancefloor. This time for a lazy funky dance in Sweat where Niecie wants to see us groaning, moaning. Trouble With A Capital T has an almost Meters-like funk groove. Tightly angled with sultry guitar work by Joe Conley.

The guitar riffs in Baby It's Working are reminiscent of the almost nonchalant Stones riffs. Through Niecie's vocals I must also think of Bette Middler's performance of "Beast Of Burden". An absolute meebruller is the super-smite and raw-pounding buzz rocker Rise Up with smoldering guitar work and gurgling organ. In the mid-tempo Lighter Shade Of Blue, a hot slide guitar appears, which is very similar to the sound of DuaneAllman. The album is closed in style with the sultry funky swamprocker Just This Side Of Memphis, which is of the same class as Tony Joe White / Tina Turner's "Steamy Windows".

Remember that name, Niecie !!! An experienced singer who has not lost anything of her rawness and integrity!

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